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FWISD to Celebrate Math Bee Winners at May 10 Ceremony

Fort Worth ISD will recognize the campus winners of its inaugural Math Bee Competition with medals at a ceremony, Friday, May 10, at the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA. The program begins at 5:30 p.m.

Tabletop games that build number sense will be on display at the ceremony for honorees and guests to take play. The event will also include a mini Math Bee demo.

The 2019 elementary campus Math Bee winners are:

Andrew Flores, Rufino Mendoza

Vincent Jones, Burton Hill

Rachel Lopez, Manuel Jara

Jayden Lam, Waverly Park

Juan Barreto Garcia, North Hi Mount

Margaret Hale, Como Montessori School

Eja Gatewood, Lowery Road

Henderson Ntavo, Eastern Hills

Joel Puga, Morningside

Anthony Hernandez, Contreras

Julian Marmolejo, Hubbard Heights

Gary Morgan, Hazel Harvey Peace

Alfredo Vazquez (third grade); Paulina Herrera (fourth grade); Irene Park (fifth grade), Rosemont Park

 

Raul Hernandez, Woodway

 

Joshua Rusch, Westpark

 

Milan Prajapati, David K. Sellars

 

Samuel Avitia, Richard J. Wilson

 

Sebastian Anaya, Milton L. Kirkpatrick

 

Caleb Alonzo, Dolores Huerta

 

Cesar Rojo, Sam Rosen

 

Eduardo Fernandez, Worth Heights

 

Landon Fike, Westcliff

 

Bridget Musenda, Bill J. Elliott

 

Adolfo Galven, W.J. Turner

 

Jace Gardner, Benbrook

 

From March 8, 2019 to April 12, 2019, the District hosted Math Bee competitions at over 40 elementary schools where third to fifth grade students faced off against one another using mental math to solve number sense problems.

Melvinia Robinson, elementary core curriculum and innovation coordinator in the FWISD Mathematics Department, said earlier this year that the bee “is designed to highlight the students’ love of math and to gain momentum in thinking about numbers in a flexible way.” The District bee originated from classroom Number Talks that help students “build confidence in their mathematical abilities and computational fluency, opening the doors for deeper math concepts and courses,” she previously said.

“The longest campus Math Bee lasted 3 hours,” Ms. Robinson said of this year’s contests. “We plan to have a District-level competition next year, where each campus winner competes for the FWISD title.” 

Origo Education is sponsoring food for the ceremony, and Mentoring Minds is donating goody bag for Math Bee winners.

Campus winners may still RSVP to attend this Friday’s ceremony by contacting Ms. Robinson at 817-814-2565 or by emailing melvinia.robinson@fwisd.org.

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